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Sheep for a Cure supports Maine-based cancer research and patient care

Date: 07/08/2020

Sheep for a Cure, an initiative to join Maple Crest Farm activities, the International Back to Back Wool Challenge, and Maine State Shearing Competition into one event day, recently presented a check for $3,400 to Champion the Cure Challenge, the region’s largest local cancer fundraising event. The donation will support cancer research and patient care at Northern Light Cancer Care.

At the International Back to Back Competition, participants shear the sheep, spin and ply yarn, and knit a long-sleeve sweater, all in one day. Teams use the same sweater pattern and follow the same rules.

The 2020 Maine competition was canceled due to COVID-19, but participants were still able to raise money for Champion the Cure Challenge. Plans are underway for next year’s event on June 16, 2021.

In addition to raising money, Sheep for a Cure increases awareness about sheep and all that they provide to us.

For more information about Sheep for a Cure, visit or To learn more about Champion the Cure Challenge, visit